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CALAWAY PARK Western Canada’s largest out­door fam­ily amuse­ment park has 33 rides, in­clud­ing the new Tim­ber Falls log ride, the thrill ride “Chaos,” a roller coaster, in­ter­ac­tive bumper boats, daily live stage en­ter­tain­ment, food ven­dors, mid­way games, a candy store, shop­ping, and mini-golf. Calaway RV Park and Camp­ground is lo­cated next to the park. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes un­lim­ited rides, stage shows, park­ing, at­trac­tions, and live en­ter­tain­ment. Open daily 10 am - 7 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $37.95 (7-49), $31 child (3-6), $29 se­nior (50+), chil­dren 2 and un­der are free. 245033 Range Rd 33,

403-240-3822. Map 1, F1 www.cal­away­park.com CAL­GARY TOWER Visit the ob­ser­va­tion ter­race of this 191 m tall land­mark for breath­tak­ing views of Cal­gary and the Rocky Moun­tains. A com­pli­men­tary au­dio guide is in­cluded with ad­mis­sion and is avail­able in seven lan­guages. The top of the tower fea­tures the re­volv­ing Sky 360 restau­rant, which serves up­scale con­tem­po­rary cui­sine. Two blocks south of the CTrain line down­town. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm. Adult $18, se­nior (65+) $16, child

(4 - 12) $9, chil­dren 3 and un­der are free. 101 - 9 Ave SW, 403-266-7171. Map 2, F5 www.cal­gar­y­tower.com

CAL­GARY ZOO The Cal­gary Zoo is home to wild and woolly crea­tures from every cor­ner of the earth. More than 1,000 an­i­mals from Africa, Eura­sia, and the Cana­dian wilds wel­come vis­i­tors. Open daily 9 am - 6 pm (gates close at 5 pm). Adult $23, se­nior $21, child $15, chil­dren 2 and un­der are free. Park­ing is $10 per car, or take the CTrain to Zoo Sta­tion. 1300 Zoo Rd NE, 403-232-9300. Map 1, H7 www.cal­gar­y­zoo.com

CAL­GARY CHI­NESE CUL­TURAL CEN­TRE This is the largest stand-alone cul­tural cen­tre in Canada at 70,000 sq. ft. Its great cen­tral dome is pat­terned af­ter the Tem­ple of Heaven in Bei­jing with 561 hand­crafted drag­ons on the ceil­ing. Five blocks north of the CTrain line down­town. 197 - 1 St SW, 403-262-5071. Map 3, D10 www.cul­tur­al­cen­tre.ca

FORT CAL­GARY In 1875, the North West Mounted Po­lice built Fort Cal­gary. To­day, in its orig­i­nal strate­gic po­si­tion where the Bow and El­bow rivers meet, it brings history to life through ex­hibits and in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm. Adult $12, $11 se­nior, $7 youth (7-17), $5 child (3-6). 750 - 9 Ave SE, 403-290-1875. Map 2, F9 www.fort­cal­gary.com

GRA­NARY ROAD This fam­ily at­trac­tion just out­side city lim­its in­cludes a bistro by the renowned Cana­dian Rocky Moun­tain Re­sorts group, a bak­ery and cof­fee shop, and a public mar­ket with ven­dors sell­ing gourmet and hand­crafted items. The mar­ket over­looks the ac­tive learn­ing park: three kilo­me­tres of trails wind through a

se­ries of themed ex­hibits, each one fea­tur­ing a chance for kids to get ac­tive while learn­ing about an­i­mals, in­sects, and agri­cul­ture. Look for the giant an­i­ma­tronic spiders, bats, and frogs, get up close and per­sonal with adorable farm an­i­mals like pigs and goats, and burn some en­ergy on swings, slides, and ropes. 226034, 112 St W, Foothills No. 31,

403-453-7623. www.gra­nary­road.com

HER­ITAGE PARK HIS­TOR­I­CAL VIL­LAGE This liv­ing history mu­seum fea­tures at­trac­tions and ex­hibits that span Western Cana­dian history from the 1860s to the 1950s. In­ter­act with cos­tumed in­ter­preters, ride a steam train, board a pad­dle­wheeler, try an­tique rides and games, ex­plore pi­o­neer homes and busi­nesses, and more. Year­round at­trac­tions in­clude the Gaso­line Al­ley Mu­seum with a dis­play of historic vin­tage cars, Selkirk Grille restau­rant which serves up­scale Western Cana­dian cui­sine, and Haskayne Mer­can­tile Block which of­fers five unique re­tail stores. Ad­mis­sion: $26.35 gen­eral (15-64), $20.50 se­nior (65+), $18.75 youth (7-14), $13.50 child (3-6), chil­dren 2 and un­der are free. Park­ing is $5 per car for up to 7 hours. 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca

IN­GLE­WOOD BIRD SANC­TU­ARY On the Bow River, the bird sanc­tu­ary is a 32 hectare (79 acre) wildlife re­serve of­fer­ing more than two kilo­me­tres of level trails through­out the river­ine for­est. More than 265 species of birds and 300 species of plants, plus sev­eral kinds of mam­mals, have been ob­served in the area. The walking paths are open dur­ing day­light hours year-round. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Lo­cated on the Bow River at 2425 - 9 Ave SE, 403-268-2489. Map 1, H7 www.bsc-eoc.org/na­tional/ibs.html

OLYMPIC PLAZA This down­town park was cre­ated for medal presentation cer­e­monies dur­ing the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. The plaza is the scene of con­certs and spe­cial events through­out the year, with live per­for­mances every Wed­nes­day at noon in the sum­mer, and daily ice skat­ing in the winter. The Plaza in­cludes the Legacy Wall with plaques com­mem­o­rat­ing medal win­ners from the Cal­gary Olympic Winter Games. At the City Hall CTrain stop. Down­town at the cor­ner of Macleod Tr and 7 Ave S, 403-268-2489 (or 311 in Cal­gary area). Map 3, D8

SPRUCE MEAD­OWS This renowned eques­trian fa­cil­ity hosts some of the world’s best horses and rid­ers dur­ing a mul­ti­tude of tour­na­ments. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion to most tour­na­ments is free. When tour­na­ments are not tak­ing place you can stroll the gar­dens and grounds, tour the sta­bles, watch horses ex­er­cise, and chil­dren can en­joy the play­ground. Open daily 365 days a year, 9 am - 6 pm. Hours may vary dur­ing tour­na­ments. 18011 Spruce Mead­ows Way SW, 403-974-4200. Map 1, O5 www.spruce­mead­ows.com

STU­DIO BELL, HOME OF THE NA­TIONAL MU­SIC

CEN­TRE Stu­dio Bell, home of the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre, is a new state-of-the art fa­cil­ity and at­trac­tion that is an in­ter­na­tional hub for mu­sic and tech­nol­ogy. The 160,000 sq ft build­ing in­cludes five floors of ex­hi­bi­tion space and 22 ex­hibits, a 2000+ piece col­lec­tion of ar­ti­facts, in­stru­ments and mu­sic tech­nol­ogy, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, and other fea­tures in­clud­ing record­ing fa­cil­i­ties, work­shops, class­rooms, an event space, and a 300-seat per­for­mance hall. Closed Mon - Tue, open Wed - Sun 10 am - 5 pm. $18 Adult, $14 Se­niors/Stu­dents, $11 Youth (3-12), chil­dren un­der 3 are free. 85 - 4 St SE, 403-543-5115.

Map 2, F8 www.stu­dio­bell.ca

TELUS SPARK, CAL­GARY’S SCI­ENCE CEN­TRE This al­lages fa­cil­ity houses four ex­hibit gal­leries, an HD Dig­i­tal Dome theatre, a Cre­ative Kids Mu­seum for tod­dlers, and the out­door play park The Braina­sium. The hand­son ex­hibits and pro­gram­ming aim to in­spire cu­rios­ity, risk-tak­ing and prob­lem solv­ing. There are also Adult­sOnly nights where adults can en­joy the ex­hibits with­out chil­dren, as well as spe­cial pro­gram­ming in­clud­ing a cash bar, themed ac­tiv­i­ties, and presentation. Sun - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm; Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; every sec­ond Thu, 10 am - 4 pm fol­lowed by Adults Only Night 6 - 10 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $19.95 adult; $17.95 se­nior; $15.95 youth; $12.95 child; chil­dren un­der 3 are free. 220 St Ge­orge’s Dr NE,

403-817-6800. Map 1, G7 www.sparkscience.ca WINS­PORT The site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games con­tin­ues to func­tion as a year-round recre­ation and train­ing fa­cil­ity. Winter at­trac­tions in­clude luge, bob­sleigh, ski­ing, skat­ing, and more. Open Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. Prices vary by ac­tiv­ity. 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW,

403-247-5452. Map 1, F2 www.wins­port.ca CASI­NOS CEN­TURY CASINO Over 504 slots and 25 VLTs, as well as ta­ble games in­clud­ing black­jack, roulette and bac­carat. Bowl­ing al­ley open to the public, with un­lim­ited bowl­ing Mon­days af­ter 7 pm, and Glow Bowl­ing Fri­day and Satur­day nights from 7 pm - mid­night. The Mid City Grill of­fers af­ford­able break­fast, lunch, and din­ner specials every day. 1010 - 42 Ave SE, 403-287-1183. Map 1, H7 cal­gary.cnty.com

CEN­TURY DOWNS RACE­TRACK AND CASINO The casino of­fers a va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment op­tions with 550 slot ma­chines, elec­tronic ta­ble games, and an off-track bet­ting area. The Mid City Grill restau­rant and lounge spe­cial­izes in lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents and fea­tures beer from Al­berta craft brew­eries. Live horse rac­ing runs

fromwith Cen­tury fam­ily-friend­lyearly Downs spring Dr, to Rocky events­late View,fall through­ou­ton 587-349-777.week­ends the and year. Map hol­i­days2601, A8 www.cen­tu­ry­downs.cnty.com GREYin the Cal­gar­yEAGLE CASINOarea, with & 600 RE­SORT gam­ing The ma­chines,largest casino65 game­and live ta­bles, en­ter­tain­ment24-hr poker,as welltwo restau­rants,as an ad­ja­cent two bingo bars hall. 3777 403-385-3777.Grey Ea­gle MapDr (cor­ner1, J4 www.greyea­gle­casino.caof 37 St SW and Glen­more Tr), COM­EDY GEORGEsit­com, not LOPEZto men­tionSep 9 late-nightS­tar of an tele­vi­sion, epony­mous film, and stand-up—Lopez has made him­self into a house­hold com­edy brand. $59.50. 3777 Grey Ea­gle Dr (cor­ner of 37 St SW and Glen­more Tr), 403-385-3777. Map 1, J4 www.greyea­gle­casino.ca JERRY SE­IN­FELD Oct 13 - 14 The TV show “about noth­ing” cat­a­pulted Se­in­feld to su­per-star­dom in the ‘90s and he’s still go­ing strong. $85 - $459. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca LEWIS BLACK & KATH­LEEN MADI­GAN Sep 6 Best known for roles on The Daily Show and Last Comic Stand­ing, this knock­out pair de­liv­ers a hi­lar­i­ous one-two com­edy punch. $42.25 - $72.25. Jack Singer Con­cert Hall at Arts Com­mons, 205 - 8 Ave SE, 403-294-9494. Map 3, F8 www.artscom­mons.ca PENN & TELLER Oct 20 For the first time ever in Cal­gary, the ma­gi­cian-co­me­dian duo will as­ton­ish au­di­ences and defy la­bels, physics—and good taste. $75 - $90. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca WHOSE LIVE ANY­WAY Oct 13 Just like in the TV show, per­form­ers Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Mur­ray will im­pro­vise skits and games live, coming up with hi­lar­i­ous jokes and prat­falls based on au­di­ence sug­ges­tions. $39.50. 3777 Grey Ea­gle Dr (cor­ner of 37 St SW and Glen­more Tr), 403-385-3777. Map 1, J4 www.greyea­gle­casino.ca DANCE

DAN­GER­OUS LI­AISONS Oct 25 - 28 The darkly erotic tale of lust, se­duc­tion, and re­venge is told by Al­berta Bal­let with two worlds col­lid­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously on stage: in one, dancers por­tray the ma­nip­u­la­tive man­ners and the court in­trigue of the pe­riod, while in the other they in­ter­pret the un­con­trol­lable sex­ual de­sires and emo­tions of the corseted char­ac­ters. $28 - $135. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca DIN­NER THEATRE JUBILATIONS Fun mu­si­cal spoofs en­joyed with a four-course meal. The wait staff serves in cos­tume and in char­ac­ter. 1002 - 37 St SW (Cor­ner of Bow Tr & 37th St, next to West­brook Mall), 403-249-7799. Map 1, G4 www.jubilations.ca STAGE WEST Din­ner theatre with a 120-item buf­fet. 727 - 42 Ave SE, 403-243-6642. Map 1, H7 www.stagewest­cal­gary.com FAM­ILY GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT Oct 27 - 30 Per­fect for the spook lovers with lit­tle ones with early bed­times. Spend the even­ing at Her­itage Park dressed up and ex­plor­ing the streets of a ghost town com­plete with Witches Fly­ing School, Ginger-dead Man cookie dec­o­rat­ing, a tea party with the Mad Hat­ter, and the Mon­ster Mash dance. $10.25

for Vil­lage, adults, 1900 $6.95 Her­itage­for agesDr SW, 3-12. 403-268-8500.Her­itage Park His­tor­i­calMap 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca HALLOWEEKENDSJoin Billy and the Boo AT Crew CALAWAY­for the same PARK Cal­awaySep 9 - ParkOct 9 you know and love, just a lit­tle more spooky. Dress up in cos­tume and en­joy face paint­ing, a scav­enger hunt, and more. Make sure you don’t miss the Boo Crew Cos­tume Party on Septem­ber 16 for Scary-o-kee, dancing, games, and prizes. Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33. www.cal­away­park.com

PINKALICIOUS THE MU­SI­CAL Sep 20 - Oct 14 Kids aged three and up will be in­trigued by the mu­si­cal story of Pinkalicious, whose en­thu­si­asm for pink cup­cakes lands her with a se­ri­ous case of Pinki­ti­tis—an af­flic­tion that turns her pink from head to toe. Can she find a way out of this pink predica­ment? Sto­ry­book Theatre, 2140 Pump­house Ave SW, 403-263-0079. Map 2, E1 sto­ry­book­the­atre.org PUMP­KIN FES­TI­VAL Week­ends in Oct Guests can dec­o­rate pump­kins, ride ponies, and of course get lost in the corn maze. Once a day, candy filled pump­kins will ex­plode for the lit­tle ones. And of course, you can take a pump­kin home to put on your doorstep. $14. Cal­gary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, 284022 Town­ship Rd 224. www.cal­gar­ycorn­maze.com

ZOM­BIE FUN FARM Oct 15 See if you have what it takes to get away from the Zom­bies, while try­ing not to get lost in the maze. The corn maze, that is. Which means, if you sur­vive, you can en­joy every­thing else they have to of­fer, like the Pet­ting Zoo, Jump­ing Pil­lows, Giant Slides, Trac­tor Pulled Rides, Pump­kin Barn, Mini-golf and more. Cal­gary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, 284022 Town­ship Rd 224. www.cal­gar­ycorn­maze.com

HALLOWEEKENDSSEPTEMBERand the Boo Crew9 – OCTOBER­for the same9 Join Cal­awayBilly Park spooky. you Dress know up and in love, cos­tume­just a and lit­tle en­joy more face paint­ing, a scav­enger hunt, and more. Make sure you don’t miss the Boo Crew Cos­tume Party Septem­ber 16 - 17 for Scaryo-kee, dancing, games, and prizes. Reg­u­lar Ad­mis­sion. Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33. www.cal­away­park.com

PUMP­KIN FES­TI­VAL WEEK­ENDS THROUGH OC­TO­BER Ex­plod­ing pump­kins! No, se­ri­ously. Guests can dec­o­rate pump­kins, ride ponies, and get lost in the corn maze. Once a day, candy filled pump­kins will ex­plode for the lit­tle ones. And, of course, you can take a pump­kin home to put on your doorstep. $14 per per­son. Cal­gary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, 284022 Town­ship Rd 224. www.cal­gar­ycorn­maze.com/pump­kin-patch

SCREAMFEST OC­TO­BER 13 - 31 Six won­der­fully scary, themed haunted houses to get your blood rac­ing, as well as live en­ter­tain­ment, car­ni­val games and rides. While de­signed to scare adults, all ages are wel­come, if they are brave enough. Tick­ets $30+. Stam­pede Grand­stand, 20 Roundup Way SE. www.screamfest.ca

ZOM­BIE FUN FARM

OC­TO­BER 14, 6:00PM - 9:00PM See if you have what it takes to get away from the Zom­bies, while try­ing not to get lost in the maze. The corn maze, that is. Which means, if you sur­vive, you can en­joy every­thing else they have to of­fer, like the Pet­ting Zoo, Jump­ing Pil­lows, Giant Slides, Trac­tor Pulled Rides, Pump­kin Barn, Mini-golf and more.

Cal­gary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, 284022 Town­ship Rd 224. www.cal­gar­ycorn­maze.com/ zom­bie-fun-farm

HAL­LOWEEN HOWL OC­TO­BER 21 What’s bet­ter than dress­ing up and get­ting ex­er­cise? Do­ing it for a good cause. Go for a 10K, 5K, or 3K run in your Hal­loween cos­tume to raise money for the Al­berta Di­a­betes Foun­da­tion. $20 per team mem­ber or youth, or $40 for an in­di­vid­ual run­ner. Eau Claire Mar­ket, 200 Bar­clay Pa­rade SW. www.al­ber­ta­di­a­betes­foun­da­tion.com/ hal­loween-howl-2017

GHOULS NIGHT OUT

OC­TO­BER 26 - 29 Per­fect for the spook lovers with lit­tle ones with early bed­times. Spend the even­ing at Her­itage Park dressed up and ex­plor­ing the streets of a ghost town com­plete with Witches Fly­ing School, Ginger-dead Man cookie dec­o­rat­ing, a tea party with the Mad Hat­ter, and the Mon­ster Mash dance. $10.25 for adults, $6.95 for ages 3-12. Her­itage Park, 1900 Her­itage Dr SW. www.her­itagepark.ca

GHOSTS AND GOURMET OC­TO­BER 30 – NOVEM­BER 1, 6:00PM Is Her­itage Park the most haunted place in Cal­gary? Find out, dur­ing this din­ner event, com­plete with ex­clu­sive house tours and ghost sto­ries based on per­sonal en­coun­ters from guests and staff from the past and the present. Adults only, check web­site for ticket pric­ing. Wain­wright Ho­tel – Her­itage Park, 1900 Her­itage Dr SW. www.her­itagepark.ca

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